Friends of the Library

The award-winning Friends of the Library has been serving the communities of Alta Loma, Cucamonga and Etiwanda since 1972. The Friends are best known for their volunteerism, special programs, fund raising and of course, their two Friends of the Library Bookstores, one at the Paul A. Biane Library and their "superstore" at the Archibald Library.

You never know what you will find in its ever-changing inventory of previously-read books and magazines. In addition to reading material, they also have items such as pens, pencils, erasers, blank CDs and DVDs and greeting cards available for sale.

In 1996, the California Association of Library Trustees and Commissions (CALTAC) named the Rancho Cucamonga Friends of the Library as the Friends group of the year. They were recognized at the 1996 California Library Association conference. In 1997, Paul Williams, President of the Rancho Cucamonga Friends was honored at the 1997 California Library Association conference by CALTAC as the Individual of the Year for outstanding volunteer service to a library.

As community volunteers, the Friends programs are designed for every age group and interest throughout the city. Community service organizations have supported the Friends throughout the years to help make library services in Rancho Cucamonga special. If your group is interested in supporting the Friends, please contact the Library Director at (909) 477-2720.

Membership in the Friends of the Library is as follows:

Individual Membership $25
Senior Membership (55+) $15
Family Membership $50
Corporate Membership $250
Premier Membership (Corp/Ind) $500

Click on the link to download a Friends of the Library Membership or Volunteer Application.

Friendships are tax-deductible to the extent authorized by law. The Friends organization is eligible for corporate matching gifts as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation.

If you have any questions about the Friends of the Library, please stop by our Bookstores in the both library lobbies and talk to one of our members, or call us at (909) 477-2720 ext. 3905.